Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ Trounces ‘Trolls’ With $32.6 Million
“Doctor Strange” is doing its part to heal what has been a recent box office slump by earning $32.6 million on Friday at 3,882 locations, raising its estimated opening weekend total to about $84 million.
After earning $12.3 million on Friday at 4,060 locations, “Trolls” is also adding a boost, toying with an opening of about $44 million. Both films are leading Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” which shot to $5.2 million on Friday at 2,886 theaters and should end up with about $14 million by the weekend’s end.
“Doctor Strange,” from Marvel and Disney, follows neurosurgeon Stephen Strange who injures his hands in a car accident, and in the process of healing, gains mystical powers. Scott Derrickson directs the film with a $165 million price tag. In addition to Benedict Cumberbatch as “Strange,” Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton also star.